Shrimp and Oysters and Fish, Oh My: Savannah's Seafood Restaurants Have it All
Nestled just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and dissected by numerous rivers and waterways, Savannah is a seafood lover's paradise, with fresh, delicious fish and shellfish available all over the city. A number of outstanding seafood restaurants populate the Historic District, including the venerable Olde Pink House, one of the city’s finest dining establishments, and several River Street staples, among them the River House, Bernie’s Oyster House, the Shrimp Factory and Tubby’s Tankhouse. Tybee Island also boasts an array of terrific seafood restaurants, including the Crab Shack, CoCo’s Sunset Café, A-J’s Dockside and
Local Expert Tip: "Seafood for Sunday brunch? Absolutely. Head to Driftaway on a Sunday and try the restaurant's shrimp and grits, a delightful dish featuring lightly fried shrimp in a sherry cream sauce with andouille sausage and three-cheese grits."
Local Expert Tip: "Try the Shack Specialty, a platter that is piled high with whatever shellfish is currently in season and served with corn, potatoes and sausage. Portions are available for one, two, three or four people, and the more you get, the better the deal."
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to ask your waiter about the fish of the day."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're a shrimp lover who is having trouble making up your mind, go for the shrimp three ways, a delectable feast consisting of grilled jumbo Caribbean shrimp, fried shrimp and Applewood smoked bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp."
- Cuisine: Seafood
- Average Main Course Price: $10
Local Expert Tip: "If you're dying to serve up some of Russo's fresh seafood at home, be sure to visit the neighboring seafood market. You can arrange to have your seafood shipped overnight to anyplace in the U.S."
- Cuisine: American, New American, Regional, Seafood, Steakhouse
- Average Main Course Price: $13
- Neighborhood: Historic District
Local Expert Tip: "Belford's has some of the best crab cakes in town. If you have your eye on a different entree, be sure to order them as an appetizer. You won't be sorry!"
Local Expert Tip: "The River House likes to tout its Chatham Artillery Punch, which is made from a Colonial-era recipe. But does the drink live up to its hype? Yes it does. Just be sure to sip the alcohol-laden cocktail slowly!"
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave Bonna Bella without trying the restaurant's famous Bloody Mary, which is made with horseradish-infused vodka."
Local Expert Tip: "Want to try Tubby's without leaving the Historic District? The restaurant serves up the same fare at its River Street location."
Local Expert Tip: "Check the restaurant's website or Facebook page for hours of operation before you go. Gerald's Pig and Shrimp is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and occasionally closes during the low season."
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